• Gabriel Iglesias (Fluffy) is an American comedian and actor born in San Diego, California in 1976.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $30 million.
• He was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and changed his lifestyle to get healthy.
• He is in a long-term relationship with Claudia Valdez and they have one child together.
• He has had numerous successful projects in both film and television including “Magic Mike XXL” and “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.”

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Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1976
FactDoing his stand up comedy on tour and has a show on Comedy Central called Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution. [November 2011]

Where is Gabriel Iglesias now?

Gabriel Jesus Iglesias was born on 15 July 1976, in San Diego, California USA, the youngest among six children of Esther Mendez and Jesus Iglesias, but was raised by his single mother. Nowadays, the comedian is best recognized for his shows “I’m Not Fat, I’m Fluffy” and “Hot & Fluffy”.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Gabriel Iglesias as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this comedian and actor has a net worth of over $30 million, with his wealth being accumulated from his over a decade-long career in the previously mentioned field – he currently makes about $10 million yearly, based on the latest information. He is the proud owner of a collection of luxury cars, and he showed off the majority of them in the series entitled “Fluffy at Home”. Besides that, he owns a house located in Signal Hill, California.

Formative Years

Gabriel was born into a family of Mexican background, and spent his early years in Compton, Corona, Santa Ana and Baldwin Park, prior to settling in Section Eight, a relatively poor area of Long Beach, California. Speaking about his ancestry.

Bio and Age

Being born in 1976 makes Gabriel 41 years old, and as of today, the comedian resides in Whittier, located in California. He was criticized for his weight, and spoke about that issue in “The Fluffy Movie”, adding that due to his bad eating habits, he weighed 202 kilograms (over 450 lbs) and was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. His doctor predicted that based on his state of health, he gave him two years to live by, which luckily had effect on Iglesias, who then decided to change his lifestyle and health for the better, and began dieting and exercising.

Girlfriend, Wife and Family

Gabriel, also known as Fluffy, is in a relationship with Claudia Valdez – in 2008 the couple was spotted at “A Wish for Animal Benefit”, and are now living together in Whittier, with Claudia’s son Frankie. However, to this day they haven’t married, but as their relationship seems to be successful, who knows what the future holds.

Career: The Beginning

The beginning of Iglesias’ career in the entertainment field has been highlighted by his standup comedy performances – he made his debut with a television series entitled “Make Me Laugh” in 1997, in which he worked side by side with Fran Solomita and Ken Ober. Continuing to work at a steady pace in the upcoming period, the comedian landed projects such as “Comedy Central Presents”, “The Drop” and “Inside Joke” in the early 2000s. During the mid-2000s, Gabriel worked on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Last Comic Standing”, then in 2007 had his major breakthrough with “Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy”, which received a generally positive response from critics and the audience, and so followed-up by making a comedy documentary movie “Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy”, which saw him perform at Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas. In 2011, Iglesias began hosting “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution”, filmed at Stand-Up Live Club, located in Phoenix, accompanied by Martin Moreno and Ozomatli. He went on to work on projects such as “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy”, “Comedy Central Roast of James Franco” and “Key and Peele” all in 2013, then in 2015, Iglesias had yet another prominent project, working on “Fluffy’s Food Adventures”, which once again was reviewed favorably. When it comes to his latest projects, Gabriel appeared in “Hot Ones” and “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale”, both in 2018. To conclude, it is safe to say that working hard has paid off, as the comedian has firmly established himself in the entertainment field.

Acting Career

Gabriel made his acting debut by providing his voice recording for “Blazing Samurai”, an animated comedy movie in 1993 and went on to portray various characters in “All That” in 2000. In 2003, he landed the role of Gabe in “El Matador”, and in the following year worked on “Days of Santiago”, a critically acclaimed movie, in which he had a chance to collaborate with actors such as Pietro Sibille, Milagros Vidal and Marisela Puicón. The previously mentioned movie follows the story of a retired soldier who has difficulties re-adjusting to society, and was rewarded with 14 awards from festivals such as Fribourg International Film Festival, Kerala International Film Festival and Lima Latin American Film Festival. As of 2012, Gabriel landed the role of Tobias in “Magic Mike”, and in the same year began working on “Hey It’s Fluffy”. In 2014, the comedian portrayed Alberto in 13 episodes of “Cristela”, and in 2015 reprised the role of Tobias in the sequel of “Magic Mike”, entitled “Magic Mike XXL”. When it comes to his future projects, his television series “Untitled Gabriel Iglesias Comedy Show” has been announced to go to air late in 2018.

Social Media

Being active in the entertainment field naturally means that Gabriel is involved in social media as well, which he uses to communicate with his fans. He is active on Twitter, on which he is followed by an army of more than one million people, and on Instagram, being followed by a similar number.

General Info

Full NameGabriel Iglesias
Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1976
Height1.78 m
ProfessionYouTuber, Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Rockford, IL, United States, Detroit, MI, United States, Evansville, IN, United States


NominationsALMA Award for Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act
MoviesRockford, IL, United States, Detroit, MI, United States, Evansville, IN, United States, The Fluffy Movie, Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat ... I'm Fluffy, Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL, A Haunted House 2, Planes, The Nut Job, The Book of Life, Norm of the North, The Surfer King, The Nut Job 2, Loco Comedy...
TV ShowsGabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution, The Emperor's New School, All That, Rockford, IL, United States, Detroit, MI, United States, Evansville, IN, United States

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1I want to get so famous that I don't have to wake up in the morning. It'll probably never happen.
2I almost bought a DeLorean the other day just because. If I see something that I think is cool and I like it, I'll go for it.
3I know what it's like to have a family and not have insurance and really need it. As a comic, insurance was one of those sacrifices I made early on until I could afford it.
4I get a lot of influence from pro wrestling. People are like, 'Oh, it's fake.' But it's not about whether the guy wins or loses, it's about how he entertains you the whole time you're watching.
5As far as guys who perform onstage, I love Chris Rock. I'm kind of jaded on everyone else.
6I never go perform somewhere alone. I've done that since day one. I've always taken other comics with me.
7I'm always very happy to talk to people. I relate to people, and the guy on stage is very much the guy that's off stage. People know when it's fake.
8Being on TV sucks. It's a lot of work. You memorize scripts and then you show up and they change everything. I'm a control freak. When I'm doing stand-up, I say what I want and then I get instant feedback.
9I wanted to be a comedian, and this is what I'm doing. If I can keep this going, I'm happy.
10I learned early on, stay away from politics, stay away from religion and don't talk about sports. Those three right there will get you in trouble.
11I just know you can not be on top forever. There's always going to be the next guy, and if I'm going to go down, I'd like to know I helped the next guy take my spot. You can't prevent the inevitable, but you can join the ship.
12Some comics don't like it when people talk during the set, and it does get a little bit annoying after awhile, but I basically let people dictate what jokes I'm going to do.
13In the beginning, when I was doing my shows, I was incorporating a lot of Spanish, just trying to be a Latino comic instead of just a comic. Now I try to make the show as broad as possible... I don't want to alienate people. I want to make it so everybody can follow along and everybody can relate.
14The Ford Flex is a really, really cool car. You get inside and you have so much headroom and it's really comfortable to drive and it's real techy inside. You look at the screen and it's blue and you've got all kinds of controls. Everything is digital.
15Comedy is my passion. I'm going to do this until I drop.
16I was not the popular kid in school.
17I don't have to worry about writing jokes. I just tell stories about things that have happened to me. As long as I'm alive and I'm living and I'm experiencing different things every day, the show will always change.
18Comedians do movies and TV so that when they tour, they sell out. That's the goal: To get popular enough so the place is packed.
19When you leave, you basically want to go eat, because I talk a lot about food in my act. So when you leave, you leave hungry.
20I'm a big guy, but I'm really simple with the food. I'll hit the In-N-Out or just the regular buffets.
21I don't get controversial, I don't get political and I don't tell you what to do with your life. I just go out there and tell some stories, and people can relate.
22I'm a comedian who happens to be Latino. What's the difference? The difference is, my special will air on Comedy Central, not Telemundo.
23You gotta live life before you can talk about it. Sometimes when things don't work out in life, they work out on stage.
24You wonder why I only talk about my personal life. But that's all I've ever done.
25Connecting with people is not hard. I love the interaction and the feedback after shows. It does take some time, but the fans appreciate it which makes it worth it.
26I found that laughter was a form of acceptance, and I really enjoyed that and I just - I crave it.
27I usually travel with a posse. I roll deep. I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery. We don't carry guns, we carry cookies.
28I'm all about showing people that I'm a little messed up, I have a lot of the same problems you have. By exposing myself and putting myself out there, people can relate to me and my act won't grow stale. I mean, nobody wants to hear a comedian say, 'Life is great.'
29Believe it or not, I've got a really bad metabolism. One burger and I'm done. I'm not a guy that puts away 10 burgers.
30I started riding the whole 'fluffy' train, and it's a cute word and socially a lot more acceptable than someone saying is fat or obese. If you call a girl 'fat,' yo, she'll raise hell, but if you say, 'Aw girl, look at you, you're fluffy,' there's almost a sexy appeal to it.


1He relayed the story of his recent weight loss in his feature-length special "The Fluffy Movie". Iglesias was told by his doctor that his blood sugar levels were dangerously high due to Type 2 Diabetes, and estimated that unless he changed his ways, he had two years to live. Weight loss surgery was not advisable due to performing on the road so much, so a combination of an Atkins-like diet, DDP Yoga, and being assisted by his friends on the road to help make sure he stayed on track, allowed him to shed a significant amount of weight, and get his blood sugar under control.
2Is the second most popular stand-up comedian in the Middle East, behind Jeff Dunham.
3He has been living with his girlfriend and helping to raise her son for more than ten years.
4He is of Mexican descent.
5Doing his stand up comedy on tour and has a show on Comedy Central called Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution. [November 2011]
6Mentioned that he loves cake once at a show, and people often bring him cake before and after shows.
7Good friends with (singer) Enrique Iglesias.
8He Has a Chihuahua named Bruno.
9He currently lives in Long Beach, California.




Show Dogs2017filmingSprinkles (voice)
Blazing Samurai2017filmingChuck (voice)
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature2017post-productionJimmy (voice)
The Fluffy Shop2016TV Movie post-productionGabe
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade2016TV ShortCholly Bear (voice)
El Americano: The Movie2016Garcia
Norm of the North2016Stan / Pablo (voice)
Magic Mike XXL2015Tobias
Cristela2014-2015TV SeriesAlberto
The Book of Life2014Pepe Rodriguez (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals2014Video shortProfessor Perez (voice)
A Haunted House 22014Miguel
Annoying Orange: Movie Fruitacular2014TV MovieCrazy Klaus
The Nut Job2014/IJimmy (voice)
Planes2013Ned / Zed (voice)
Hey It's Fluffy!2012TV Series
Magic Mike2012Tobias
Hispanic Comedians: from Gabriel Iglesias to Melissa Villaseñor on growing up funny2012Video short
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange2012TV SeriesMr. Cash & Smash / Crazy Klaus / Mr. Juicy Fun
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Los Barriga2008TV Series
The Emperor's New School2007-2008TV Series
Family Guy2007TV SeriesMexican #5
The Surfer King2006Aokee
Días de Santiago2004Coquero
El matador2003Gabe
Entre vivos y plebeyos2002ShortPirata
My Wife and Kids2002TV SeriesChef Nabu
All That2000TV SeriesVarious
VS.1999TV SeriesWarmUp Comic
Lleno, por favor1993TV Series


The Fluffy Shop2016TV Movie executive producer post-production
Fluffy Breaks Even2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter2014producer
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Rick Gutierrez: I'm Not Mad. I'm Just a Parent.2014TV Special documentary executive producer
Trevor Noah: African American2013TV Special executive producer
Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy2013TV Series executive producer
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution Season 22012Video producer
Hey It's Fluffy!2012TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Damn TV Extreme World News2012TV Series executive producer
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution DVD2011Video producer
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution2011TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy2009TV Special executive producer
Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy2007TV Special documentary executive producer


The Fluffy Shop2016TV Movie post-production
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution Season 22012Video
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution2011-2012TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution DVD2011Video
Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy2009TV Special written by
Loco Comedy Jam Volume 12008Video
Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy2007TV Special documentary
Comedy Central Presents2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Lleno, por favor1993TV Series idea - 1 episode


The Book of Life2014performer: "Just a Friend", "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Dirty Cops-Ta Batsonia: The Vengeance2012Video short performer: "Cops Theme Song"
Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy2007TV Special documentary performer: "Hail To The Chief" - uncredited


Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry2016TV MovieHimself
Jay Leno's Garage2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian-Actor
Fluffy Breaks Even2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Comedian
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Comic / Himself
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
Funniest Commercials of the Year: 20152015TV MovieHimself
Just for Laughs: All-Access2015TV SeriesHimself
WWE Smackdown!2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself
Funniest Commercials of the Year: 20142014TV MovieHimself
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Host
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter2014Himself
Reel Kids2014TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
That's My Entertainment Interview with Gabriel Iglesias2014TV MovieHimself
Dish Nation2014TV Series
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Rick Gutierrez: I'm Not Mad. I'm Just a Parent.2014TV Special documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHimself
Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops2014TV MovieHimself
Key and Peele2013TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco2013TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
In Bed with Joan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy2013TV SeriesHimself
Mario Lopez: One on One2013TV SeriesHimself
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution Season 22012VideoHimself - Host
The Playboy Morning Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Damn TV Extreme World News2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
AndroidTV2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution DVD2011VideoHimself - Host
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy2009TV SpecialHimself
Just for Laughs2009TV SeriesHimself
Loco Comedy Jam Volume 12008VideoHimself
Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Live at Gotham2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2006TV SeriesHimself
Last Comic Standing2006TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Marty's Corner1998-2005TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Inside Joke2004TV SeriesHimself
The Drop2004TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Presents2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Clint Howard Variety Show2002TV Mini-SeriesHimself
All That2000TV SeriesHimself
Make Me Laugh1997TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2012ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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